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Welcome to the Biology Department

The Science Building

Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses. 


Biology field courses in Harlow, England

Harlow Campus

Memorial University's Department of Biology offers undergraduate courses at Harlow each Spring semester. BIOL 4910 (Vertebrate Diversity and Adaptation),  BIOL 4911 (Applied Biology) and also a Non-Major Course BIOL 3820 (Foundations of Biology) that is also offered at Harlow each Spring as well.

For more information and videos on these field courses in Harlow, England please visit



Excellence in Teaching

The MUNSU Awards for “Excellence in Teaching” and “Outstanding Contribution to Student Life” are intended to give students the opportunity to give back to those faculty and staff members at Memorial who have had a positive impact on their lives. These awards are chosen entirely by the students.

This year the nominations for Science were Dr. Bob Hooper (Biology), Dr. Margaret Caldwel (Biology), Valerie Power (Biology), Beth Ann Austin (Math & Stats) and Dr. Ronald Haynes (Math & Stats).

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Canadian Entomologist in Australia

A termite mound on the road to Tom Price, Western Australian. A 2014 field trip through the Pilbara with Dr. Tom Chpaman with PhD students, Jake Coates and Holly Caravan (not the first trip to Australia for any of them)

Check out this blog by Biology's own Dr. Tom Chapman published through the Entomological Society of Canada! Dr. Chapman talks about being a Canadian entomologist conducting field work in the Australian outback!

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